Template:Request edit/Instructions

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For submitters[edit]

  1. To request an edit to an article where you have a conflict of interest, go to the Talk page of that article, start a new section, and put {{request edit}} at the top of new section (below the heading).
  2. The proposed edit must comply with NPOV, and in particular UNDUE, a section of our neutrality policy. The Wikipedia article must reflect, both in content and tone, the body of high-quality, independent literature that exists on the subject in question.
  3. Describe the requested changes in detail. You should include independent sources that support the edits that you are suggesting; if you do not, you increase the likelihood that your request will be denied. Be as specific as possible, ideally following a "add X", "delete Y", "replace X with Y" approach to specify the precise text and citations you are proposing be added, deleted, or modified. If the rationale for a change is not obvious (particularly for proposed deletions), explain.
  4. It is better not to propose major rewrites of articles or sections of articles where you have a conflict of interest. If you do make such a proposal, be sure to read WP:COI and WP:PSCOI, and provide content that is well researched and neutral. Include any negative material or controversies found in reliable sources. Good reviewers will look for such omissions. Do not ask that negative material be removed if it is well-sourced and accurate. Use the {{request edit | R}} template to indicate that you are submitting a major content revision.

For reviewers[edit]

  1. For major re-writes or controversial requests that may require consensus, ask the submitter to discuss the edits with regular contributors first on the article's talk page, using {{request edit|D|D}}.
  2. Reviewers must make sure that the proposed edit does not violate NPOV, and in particular UNDUE. The Wikipedia article must reflect, both in content and tone, the body of high-quality, independent literature that exists on the subject in question, not only the sources the submitter has offered. Be on the look-out for cherry-picking, for the omission of sources, for the misrepresentation of a source's tone, and for the use of source material out of context. It is particularly important to be vigilant about omissions and tone when a paid editor proposes a major rewrite of a contentious article or section of an article.
  3. When requests are straightforward, uncontentious, and do not require consensus or the assistance of a subject-matter expert, be bold. If the edit is reverted, it is by definition controversial, so do not revert back.
  4. Avoid excessively high or low expectations, but do make sure that the proposed edit improves the article.
  5. When declining, try to submit enough feedback to allow the submitter to improve their request.


"Template:Edit request" redirects here. For edits to a semi-protected page, see Template:Edit semi-protected. For edits to a template-protected page, see Template:Edit template-protected. For edits to a fully-protected page, see Template:Edit protected.
Status options
{{request edit}} = {{request edit/request}} for requested edits, and also adds to the list of edits requested, and Category:Requested edits.
{{request edit|R}} = {{request edit/significant}} same function as {{request edit}}.
{{request edit|A}} = {{request edit/answered1}} for implemented edits. Adds the request to Category:Implemented requested edits.
{{request edit|G}} = {{Request edit/proceed}} to ask the submitter to implement the edits themselves (good for non-controversial edits and major re-writes). Adds the request to Category:Answered requested edits.
{{request edit|P|[explanation]}} = {{request edit/partial}} for partially completed requests. Please provide an explanation of what was and was not done and why as the third parameter. Adds the request to Category:Partially implemented requested edits.
{{request edit|D|[see below]}} = {{request edit/declined}} for declined request. Adds the request to Category:Declined requested edits.
Note: {{Request edit/answered}} is no longer in use.
Declined parameters
{{request edit|D|ADV}} for declining promotional content.
{{request edit|D|V}} for declining content not properly sourced.
{{request edit|D|O}} for articles with obvious omissions that need balance.
{{request edit|D|R}} when changes ask to remove sourced content.
{{request edit|D|D}} to request the editor attempt to discuss with involved editors first.
{{request edit|D|A}} to approve the edits, but ask the COI editor to make them themselves. Acts the same as {{request edit|G}}.
{{request edit|D|S}} for requests that are not specific enough.
{{request edit|D|T}} for requests that aren't an improvement.
{{request edit|D|C}} this issue has been discussed and no clear consensus was reached.

Please see the list of requested edits at the instructions page and see how you can help!

Current requested edits[edit]

93 COI edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
John Travis (physician) (request) 2014-01-20 09:21 Not protected (log)
Majid Al Futtaim Group (request) 2014-01-30 05:33 Not protected (log)
Boodles (company) (request) 2014-02-03 15:13 Not protected (log)
St. Michael's Choir School (request) 2014-02-05 16:45 Not protected (log)
Rand Pecknold (request) 2014-02-05 20:26 Not protected (log)
Ithaka Harbors (request) 2014-02-08 13:25 Not protected (log)
List of Unsung episodes (request) 2014-02-13 00:30 Not protected (log)
Michael Lewis (psychologist) (request) 2014-02-14 16:06 Not protected (log)
Multiple phone web-based application framework (request) 2014-02-19 01:32 Not protected (log)
Sports in Newark, New Jersey (request) 2014-02-20 03:43 Not protected (log)
Thomas Hodges (artist) (request) 2014-02-21 02:19 Not protected (log)
Personal Freedom Outreach (request) 2014-02-25 16:03 Not protected (log)
British Council (request) 2014-02-27 16:30 Not protected (log)
Simon Rose (author) (request) 2014-03-04 20:44 Not protected (log)
Devicescape Software (request) 2014-03-06 00:17 Not protected (log)
Mind Candy (request) 2014-03-06 15:53 Not protected (log)
Candover Investments (request) 2014-03-07 14:54 Not protected (log)
National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (request) 2014-03-11 15:24 Not protected (log)
Cheadle Hulme School (request) 2014-03-12 14:24 Not protected (log) Protected by Majorly on 2007-05-23: "silly edits made not reverted for hours [edit=autoconfirmed:move=autoconfirmed] (expires 21:23, 20 June 2007 (UTC))"
Rhein-Neckar Air (request) 2014-03-13 11:15 Not protected (log)
Ipanema Technologies (request) 2014-03-18 15:27 Not protected (log)
The Hartford (request) 2014-03-18 22:05 Not protected (log)
Black Lab Linux (request) 2014-03-19 00:04 Not protected (log)
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan (request) 2014-03-27 23:07 Not protected (log)
Shane's Rib Shack (request) 2014-03-31 13:17 Not protected (log)
Motorcycle Hall of Fame (request) 2014-04-02 00:02 Not protected (log)
Mount & Blade: Warband (request) 2014-04-02 02:09 Not protected (log)
Hampshire College (request) 2014-04-07 15:20 Not protected (log)
Financial Ombudsman Service (request) 2014-04-11 08:59 Not protected (log)
SAS Institute (request) 2014-04-11 16:44 Not protected (log)
Jerrold D. Green (request) 2014-04-17 22:54 Not protected (log)
Notting Hill Housing Trust (request) 2014-04-24 09:27 Not protected (log)
Jihadism (request) 2014-04-27 03:22 Not protected (log)
Novozymes (request) 2014-04-27 23:48 Not protected (log)
Timeline of LGBT history (request) 2014-04-29 21:35 Not protected (log)
Dimensional Insight (request) 2014-04-30 16:46 Not protected (log)
Peter Rees (producer) (request) 2014-05-02 06:54 Not protected (log)
Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (request) 2014-05-02 17:51 Not protected (log)
Javed Malik (request) 2014-05-08 14:49 Not protected (log)
Hochtief (request) 2014-05-13 20:00 Not protected (log)
Hamilton, Ontario municipal election, 2014 (request) 2014-05-14 06:44 Not protected (log)
James Palumbo, Baron Palumbo of Southwark (request) 2014-05-20 09:07 Not protected (log)
Greasemonkey (request) 2014-05-21 03:11 Not protected (log)
Disabled Veterans National Foundation (request) 2014-05-21 22:19 Not protected (log)
The Cobra Group (request) 2014-05-22 10:17 Not protected (log)
Iona Institute (request) 2014-05-22 11:38 Not protected (log) Protected by Excirial on 2014-02-06: "Persistent vandalism"
Daphne Oseña-Paez (request) 2014-05-23 13:40 Not protected (log)
Nancy Friedman (request) 2014-05-25 20:20 Not protected (log)
Wolf Robotics (request) 2014-05-27 17:36 Not protected (log)
Neace Lukens (request) 2014-05-27 18:29 Not protected (log)
Dan Schnur (request) 2014-05-27 20:14 Not protected (log)
Yandex (request) 2014-05-28 07:41 Not protected (log)
Favelle Favco Group (request) 2014-05-28 09:07 Not protected (log)
The Courtesans (request) 2014-05-28 10:14 Not protected (log)
Verizon Communications (request) 2014-06-04 17:12 Not protected (log) From Verizon Communications: Modified by Xeno on 2009-02-19: "has been protected for six months; try unprotection"
Penguin Random House (request) 2014-06-04 20:40 Not protected (log)
Qumran (request) 2014-06-04 22:36 Not protected (log) Protected by Dougweller on 2014-05-30: "Persistent vandalism"
Financial Market Authority (Liechtenstein) (request) 2014-06-05 09:54 Not protected (log)
Savills Studley (request) 2014-06-05 13:17 Not protected (log)
LinkedIn (request) 2014-06-05 14:06 Not protected (log)
Dorothy Stringer High School (request) 2014-06-07 17:14 Not protected (log)
Moz (marketing software) (request) 2014-06-08 23:56 Not protected (log)
Knox Box (request) 2014-06-09 01:44 Not protected (log)
UShip (request) 2014-06-09 02:52 Not protected (log)
Pure Michigan (request) 2014-06-09 14:07 Not protected (log)
Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley (request) 2014-06-09 16:17 Not protected (log)
Enid, Oklahoma (request) 2014-06-10 16:55 Not protected (log)
Chip Berlet (request) 2014-06-11 02:52 Not protected (log) Protected by Tanthalas39 on 2008-08-15: "persistent edit warring immediately after unprotection [edit=sysop:move=sysop] (expires 01:25, 22 August 2008 (UTC))"
Health and Social Care Survey (request) 2014-06-12 08:38 Not protected (log)
Car Charging Group (request) 2014-06-12 20:55 Not protected (log)
User:I'm Tony Ahn/Staff Virtual (request) 2014-06-13 07:34 Not protected (log)
Binary option (request) 2014-06-16 18:27 Not protected (log) Protected by Ged UK on 2014-05-08: "Persistent spamming"
Vicky Hartzler (request) 2014-06-16 19:19 Not protected (log)
Chris Holmes (swimmer) (request) 2014-06-16 22:02 Not protected (log)
Cereplast (request) 2014-06-18 13:19 Not protected (log)
Suzannah Lipscomb (request) 2014-06-18 19:00 Semiprotected, expires 2014-08-05 at 20:29:52 UTC (log) Protected by Kelapstick on 2014-07-05: "Violations of the biographies of living persons policy"
Spectra Energy (request) 2014-06-18 20:46 Not protected (log)
Alex Konanykhin (request) 2014-06-20 18:04 Not protected (log)
Noel Lee (executive) (request) 2014-06-24 13:38 Not protected (log)
Freedom Debt Relief (request) 2014-06-26 20:33 Not protected (log) Protected by HelloAnnyong on 2011-08-31: "Persistent sock puppetry"
Sig Mejdal (request) 2014-06-28 02:26 Not protected (log)
The Free Lance–Star (request) 2014-06-29 05:10 Not protected (log)
North East London NHS Foundation Trust (request) 2014-07-02 10:27 Not protected (log)
Ca' Foscari University of Venice (request) 2014-07-02 14:08 Not protected (log)
User:Ojobson/sandbox (request) 2014-07-02 16:10 Not protected (log)
Co-ordinated organisations (request) 2014-07-03 11:42 Not protected (log)
Unipart (request) 2014-07-03 14:36 Not protected (log)
Flocabulary (request) 2014-07-03 18:28 Not protected (log)
Heritage Action (request) 2014-07-07 17:16 Not protected (log)
User:Kimpike (request) 2014-07-09 03:37 Not protected (log)
Banc De Binary/Archive 2 (request) 2014-07-10 22:59 Not protected (log)
User:CharlesRyskamp (request) 2014-07-11 18:17 Not protected (log)
Swamp Thing (film) (request) 2014-07-13 15:40 Not protected (log)
Updated as needed. Last updated: 02:08, 14 July 2014 (UTC)